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Poster: TheDaliTrauma Date: Dec 17, 2006 9:29pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: One Set Wonders

I'm wondering about short sets and one set shows that would be good to use as filler or single cds. I know there's quite a few from the early days, but anything in the 70's and onward?

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Poster: Arbuthnot Date: Dec 17, 2006 10:33pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: One Set Wonders

The Rambler Room show from 1978 is a one-disker, though technically not the GD, but billed as "Bob Weir & Friends"

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Poster: lobster12 Date: Dec 18, 2006 9:19am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: One Set Wonders

Off the path just a tad but if you can find it....

Jerry Band from Irvine CA 1984. People tell me it was the entire show but only 5 songs in the first set and 3 in the second. But, man what tunes they are. A rare Rhapsody in red to close the first set as well. His voice is froggy but the playing is very good

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Poster: TheGreat_and_Knowledgable Date: Dec 18, 2006 2:24pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: One Set Wonders

that 94 acoustic is great, ive been enjoying that for a few months, it was posted here back then

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Poster: Compsurfah_Too Date: Dec 19, 2006 4:43am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: One Set Wonders

Unfortunately no longer on Archive any longer, but Set I from 3-2-1969... If you can find it

Doin That Rag, Dark Star> St. Stephen> The Eleven> Lovelight...

I was too busy being born on this day to make the show, but I can still dream about it.

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Poster: SactownTom Date: Dec 18, 2006 8:02am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: One Set Wonders

I've got a couple...
1/13/80--Oakland Coliseum, Cambodian Relief Show w/ Santana, Joan Baez, Starship and Beach Boys. GD do a nice set--Jack Straw opener, PITB, NFA>Sugar Mag (w/Carlos and Cippolina)
12/12/81--San Mateo County Fairgrounds, Dance for Disarmament. Benefit put together by Joan Baez w/ Mimi Farina, Jerry and Bob, High Noon (remember Mickey's side band?) and probably some others I don't remember. Long Joan set with the GD backing her up. Short, unannounced GD electric set of mostly first set tunes. The Joan set is vastly superior to what they did on NYE a few weeks later. This was the only time I saw the boys in my hometown.

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Poster: GoldenGopher Date: Dec 17, 2006 9:54pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: One Set Wonders

5-6-70 Kresge Plaza, M.I.T

Nice and short with a great China>Rider, Dew, St. Stephen, NFA, Casey Jones. The sound is just so unique and clear.

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Poster: Chris Freedom Date: Dec 18, 2006 2:06pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: One Set Wonders

This is the M.I.T steps which also has BOB WEIR just tearing into Dancing in the Streets, probably best version I have ever heard of that song, very raw and primal you can taste the politics of the era in Bobby's vocals and yes screams.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Dec 18, 2006 6:18am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: One Set Wonders

An outstanding show. Second this one.

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Poster: DanInTanzania Date: Dec 18, 2006 11:54pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: One Set Wonders

Try the unknown 5-68 filler at gdlive. From the Jam out of Alligator to the Caution is some of my favorite Garcia guitar work ever. Gives me goosebumps. Has the following:

1. St. Stephen>
2. Cryptical>
3. The Other One>
4. Cryptical>
5. New Potato Caboose
6. Alligator>
7. Caution

Is discussed at: http://www.archive.org/details/gd68-08-23.sbd.sacks.52.sbefail.shnf

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Poster: Purple Gel Date: Dec 17, 2006 10:41pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: One Set Wonders

Another great short one set is 3-23-75, the unofficial return of the Dead from retirement. Billed as jerry garcia and friends and featuring Merle Saunders and Ned Lagin this was the S.N.A.C.K. Benifit with a very nice 30 minute Blues for Allah>Stronger Than Dirt> Blues For Allah jam.

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Poster: The Bopper Date: Dec 19, 2006 1:10pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: One Set Wonders

Speaking of '82...how bout 9/5/82.

Set 1: Playin' In The Band-> Shakedown Street-> Minglewood Blues, Samson & Delilah, China Cat Sunflower-> I Know You Rider

song selection for one set doesn't get much better for me during this time period

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Poster: willowgordon Date: Dec 17, 2006 11:05pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: One Set Wonders

The 9/24/94 "Phil Lesh and Friends" benefit fits the bill. It's actually acoustic Dead sans drummers. There's an Attics, a Duprees, Bird Song, Lazy River Road...one of the best things I've heard from the era, a sweet rarity and an LMA treasure:

http://www.archive.org/details/1994-09-24.paf.sbd.zelner-vernon.14071.sbeok.flacf

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Poster: shiphappens Date: Dec 18, 2006 6:42pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: One Set Wonders

I downloaded and listened to this on my way home from work tonight. Loved Lazy River Road. To all who post here, don't underestimate the gems that you may inadvertantly throw out. I picked this one up and it made my day. Much appreciated. JR

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Poster: patkelley Date: Dec 18, 2006 7:23am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: One Set Wonders

I love the 94 acoustic show- I've had it for years on a CD I called "GD Unplugged" Even Phil uses an acoustic bass. There's also a video available somewhere I've heard.

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Poster: Purple Gel Date: Dec 17, 2006 10:07pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: One Set Wonders

Check out Set 2 5-28-82. It was a vietnam Vets benefit and the Dead were joined by Boz Scaggs and Cippolina for the final set. It was avery short but intense blues set with the first US post Pig Lovelight, The first Walking Blues since '66, also JBG and Death Letter Blues. Definitely worth having to fill up that space on the end of any cd.

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Poster: skuzzlebutt Date: Dec 18, 2006 7:59am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: One Set Wonders

2/14/70 Early show Fillmore East

Classic DS>Stephen>Eleven>Lovelight quartet, one of the last run-throughs of that suite. If it's not here I think it's still over at gdlive.


10/31/71 SUNY Early show

Opens with "Til the Morning Comes" (which is kind of sloppy)and contains the last "Viola Lee Blues". Pretty short. A lot of shorter songs. Nothing tremendous, but it's solid, fun, and one I pull out occasionally when I want to hear a Dead show but don't have 3 hours to head off into deep space.